The Internet† entices EFL teachers with innumerable resources downloadable with just a click to develop learnersí listening comprehension skills. But once the mp3 file, podcast or video has been downloaded, even the most experienced teacher may be overcome with a feeling of uneasiness. Videos from You Tube or podcasts from different sites may work perfectly well with advanced learners but what about elementary and intermediate learners?

In this presentation, Mady Casco will discuss the relevance of comprehensible input and scaffolding and the role of the EFL teacher when developing listening skills through authentic material with learners at lower levels. Furthermore, she will share two real cases to illustrate the use of authentic and meaningful material obtained online with lower intermediate learners.

Length: 60/90 minutes